Why I love writing

When I’m not on maternity leave, I work as a project director, managing communications projects and all the associated finances and resources. I like managing projects, but what I’m particularly drawn to is writing and photography. So it’s nice to indulge in both of those when I have time. Why do I love writing?¬† It…

My creative progress and current barriers

About 6 weeks ago I wrote a post about my creative plans for 2017/2018. My plans were: Enter one photography competition – Maidenhead and Me (which is also an exhibition) – closing date September 2017 Write and publish an ebook about my creative projects – by May 2018 Continue to write down all my creative…

Blogging again?

It’s funny what drives me to write blog posts. Sometimes it’s inspiration, sometimes it’s annoyance about something, and sometimes it’s just having too much spare time on my hands. Today it’s the latter.  My first day of maternity leave, coming after a busy couple of weeks at work, finishing off reports and handing over projects…

Why bother blogging?

I keep seeing updates on Facebook that this time 2 years ago I was doing Come Blog With Me, a daily blogging challenge. And I really enjoyed it. Yet now, I barely blog at all. In fact I haven’t written anything for this blog since July. I’ve posted a few creative snippets elsewhere, but even…

Sun through the trees

The need to blog

Written while on a plane, just got round to posting…. So I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Just the creative snippets which I enjoy finding in the corners of my brain. But I’ve been reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” and was inspired to write a longer…

Lake at Black Park

Why I’m pondering the future of this blog

This blog has gone through several phases in its life. Its recent reincarnation happened at a time when I was sitting around at home recovering from an operation, with a lot of time on my hands to think and to write. And the posts got a bit more philosophical and felt a bit more personal.…

Friday reflection

Come Blog With Me Day 5 (you can find day 4 here) So it’s Friday, day 5 of Come Blog With Me, and my fifth blog post. It’s been an interesting week so far, seeing all the other people taking part and reading their blogs, noticing the differences in people’s blogging habits, and finding a…

About me and my writing – a blog challenge

I was asked by Jo McHale to participate in this blogging challenge, which has been connecting bloggers from all over the world over the last few months. The idea of this challenge is to write an answer to four questions, and then to pass the ‘baton’ onto other bloggers to do the same. It’s a…

Writing

Creating before consuming

I watched a video from the wise and funny Marie Forleo the other day. I quite often watch videos and make notes and then forget about them, but the content of this one has stuck with me. The message that I took away from it was “create before you consume”. As I work best in…

Spring sunset

Why we need to do things we love

I’ve noticed the last few weeks I’ve been feeling a bit fed up. Some of that is because it’s been dark and rainy January and February. But the other thing is that I haven’t been doing the things I know I love to do. As part of my 30 Day Challenge and the programme that…

So, what do you do?

I realised recently that people don’t know about some of the things I do, or some of the projects I’ve worked on over the last few years. When I mentioned to two different friends that I’d published a couple of e-books last year, they didn’t know that, I’d obviously forgotten to tell them! People I…

Turquoise Bay, Western Australia

What would I do if I won the lottery?

It’s a question we all ask ourselves, whether idly on a boring work afternoon, or more seriously as part of a personal development course. If money were no object what would we be doing? Of course the first answers usually involve travel, parties, new houses, new cars and giving money away to friends and family.…

The Thames at Cliveden

Shh! I need peace and quiet!

Like many people, I have done the Myers-Briggs questionnaire on a few occasions, mostly in work settings for career planning or team building activities. And I always come out as an ISTJ. But I never quite understood the real relevance of this profile until recently. The 4 letters in the profile relate to (a) where…